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EGM December 2008 reviews + rumors

Wario64

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I just got the new issue...have these been posted yet? I dont want to waste my time, couldnt find an old thread and I usually get my EGM issues late.

Game of the month is Gears of War 2 and Little Big Planet.

Rumors:
-Little Big Planet getting Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy content packs. Official Disney LBP content to be revealed in 2009 (Steamboat Willie could be the first Disney content)
-LBP PSP version in 2009. "...fantastically ambitious and will further flesh out the PS3 LBP experience."
-MediaMolecule's next project may be an online RPG game.
-CliffB's next game is a survival horror game, over the top gore and psychological. Maybe multiplatorm.
-Silicon Knight's unannounced long-in-development Sega title is looking for a new publisher.
-BottleRocket making a Flash game (DC superhero)
-Brash Entertainment is gone thanks to shit like Alvin And the Chipmunks, Jumper and Space Chimps.
-Capcom bringing Forgotten Worlds to XBLA/PSN
-Square Enix quietly cancelling FF:CC Crystal Bearers for Wii. Look for FF:CC Echoes of Time for DS and Wii.


Reviews:

Wii Music: A-, B-, C
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars: C
Mirror's Edge: A-, B+, B
Far Cry 2: B+, B, B-
Need for Speed Undercover: B
Endwar: C, C-, C+
Fallout 3: A, B+, A+
Dead Space: B+, B-, B+
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: C+
Little Big Planet: A+, A, A
Saints Row 2: B, B-, B+
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009: A-
Motorstorm Pacific Rift: A-, A, B+
Gears of War 2: A, A+, A
Fable 2: A, A-, A-
Valykria Chronicles: A-
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm: B-
Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts: A-, B-, C
Chrono Trigger: A
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff: C, C+, B+
Korg DS-10: A-
Ninjatown: B+
 

kenta

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Haven't been posted yet, but the rumors always get posted on 1UP well before the issue actually goes out
 

cw_sasuke

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Endwar so low ? GT gave the game a far higher score...still bitter about the ac/ubi disaster last year ?
 

godhandiscen

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Fallout 3 deserves more praise imho.
GhaleonEB said:
Fable 2: A, A-, A-

Agree. Peter done gud.
Noice. This one was spot on.
 

-Kh-

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Edit: disregard :lol


Edit 2:

Mandewd said:
Strange there's that much distribution on banjo kazooie
Not really strange. Since when does people have the same tastes?

It just shows how some people liked the new BK, and some other don't like it and prefer the old BK.


Kinda same as in Wii Music, is one of those games that you like or not.
 

deejay8595

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Ok...Where are the rumors? I hate when people put stuff in their thread title but its nowhere to be found inside of the thread..ughhhh
 

Kaako

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Great month overall.
DS owners: Korg DS-10 is pure sex. So so awesome.
I personally thought Dead Space should've gotten a higher score.
 

charlequin

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jjasper said:
I know one of the rumors is that FFCC for Wii has been cancelled.
This is how you know that the rumors section is half just stuff that the rumors person made up to fill space so that the true rumors aren't as obvious.
 

Y2Kev

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Highly rated month. Everything is average or better basically.
 

Eteric Rice

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Square Enix quietly cancelling FF:CC Crystal Bearers for Wii. Look for FF:CC Echoes of Time for DS and Wii.
After it not showing up at TGS, I'm inclined to believe it.

Sorry Dragona. :(
 

Esch

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Does anyone else find it incredibly funny that Cliffy B's next game is rumored to be gory?
 

yoopoo

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"CliffB's next game is a survival horror game, over the top gore and psychological. Maybe multiplatorm."

How's that a rumor? That was confirmed in the EA PR.
 

Big-E

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Dead Space did not get enough love. It should be a Game of the Year candidate and as of right now, I think I would put it into my top 3 games this year.

KTallguy said:
Dead Space and Fable 2 should switch scores.
Absolutely agree with this.
 

Angry Grimace

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Let me guess: Jen is the one that gave Wii Music an "A"
 

navanman

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LPB for PSP would be awesome. Instant buy if true as long as its by MM and not fished out.
 

Visualante

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-MediaMolecule's next project may be an online RPG game.

Made by 30 something people who can't do netcode properly. They'll be lucky.
I don't think Media Molecule wants to grow so much to produce a traditional RPG as we know it. Unless they have some little big RPG idea that change our perception of the MMO- I'd say this is bullshit right now.
 

Ken Masters

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Wario64 said:
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009: A-

how is this possible? The game looks and plays incredibly dated and has been nothing more then roster updates with minor changes for years. SvR has made the Madden franchise look like little big planet in terms of innovation.